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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Yoya Knits are IN!

by gg[singlepic id=222 w=600 h=800 float=]The temperature is dropping and it’s time make sure that the little people you love stay warm and cozy with our signature hooded knit sweaters. This year we added fairisle cardigans with matching hats and gloves with finger flaps.  Don’t worry, Baby Alpaca is hypoallergenic and machine washable so it’s easy to adopt these pieces for everyday wear and play. Sizes range from 3 months to size 8Y.[nggallery id=48]

Feed Projects…New Bear on the Block

by gg[singlepic id=203 w=800 h=600 float=] By now most of you are familiar with FEED Projects, the wonderful humanitarian group whose sole mission is to feed the world. In 2007 they partnered with the UN World Food Program (WFP) and designed the original FEED 1 bag to raise awareness to child hunger worldwide. Proceeds from each bag provides food for 1 child for 1 year. Since that time, their collaboration has successfully developed a variety of products offering nutritional and educational benefits to children throughout Africa.

Plumpy and Nut arrived recently at Yoya and are the newest recruits via a partnership with Teddy Share. Like their predecessors,  these cuddly bears are made from 100% organic cotton and natural burlap.  The sale of each bear provides a high nutrient paste, Plumpy’Nut® to malnourished children under 5 years old through their affiliation with non-profit organization Industrial Revelation.

We are proud to support their cause to help end hunger and to promote education worldwide. It’s really the gift that keeps on giving. [nggallery id=47]

Cooking Class for Kids

by gg[singlepic id=196 w=800 h=600 float=]Looking for a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the MPD (Meat Packing District)? Try brunch at Los Dados. You can sip margaritas while your kids learn to make  staples like guacamole, Mexican pizza and churros with chocolate sauce in a relaxed, leisurely and fun environment.

Groups of 5-8 children aged 3+  prepare 3-courses over a two-hour-period. What’s not to love?[nggallery id=45]

Los Dados – 73 Gansevoort Street @ Washington Street (across from the Highline entrance)

Cost: $30/child (Pay only $25 when you mention that you read about it here).

Reservations: 646 810 7290

One fish, two fish…

by gg[singlepic id=194 w=800h=600 float=]The Hudson River is a big part of our everyday life here in NYC’s Far West Village as it provides an instant escape from the hustle of the city. Last week, while crossing the bridge between Pier 45 and 46 with my children, we noticed several objects floating on the water. At first, we assumed it was the regular accumulation of debris in the area known as the Bow Notch but upon closer inspection, we soon realized that it was actually a statement about pollution and our environment.

Artist David Tully, has anchored plastic fish sculptures in the waters of the Bow Notch. Each one is filled with trash recently recovered from the same area by Clean Sanctuary Campaign volunteers.

I was able to get a few snapshots but I admit it doesn’t do it justice. If you can, stop by before November 30 and see the installation in person, it’s a great topic for discussion and kids are able to seize the imagery immediately.

getting there: 1 train to Christopher Street, M8 bus to the West Side Hwy.[nggallery id=44]

Tis the season…

[singlepic id=186 w=800 h=600float=]Just when you think you know what to expect from Tamar Mogendorff, she ups the ante. This season, her iconic creations have been embellished with a bit of bling in the form of silver sequence.  Think of it as a way to battle the winter blues, I’m sure it has you smiling already.[nggallery id=43]